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PITCAIRN

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Date: 10/11/2014

A new play by award winning writer Richard Bean will be appearing at Malvern Theatres. Pitcairn runs from Tuesday 18th – Saturday 22nd November.

Pitcairn is a gripping island story, set immediately after the mutiny on The Bounty. With salty humour and growing horror it charts how one man's dream of building a modern society of equals is blown dramatically off-course.

Pitcairn opens in 1789, when revolution is in the air. In France, a monarchy falls and in the South Pacific, Fletcher Christian overthrows his captain in the famous mutiny on The Bounty. With his fellow mutineers, and their Tahitian lovers and followers, Christian drops anchor at the fertile and remote island of Pitcairn. But his dreams of a new Eden are destroyed by the greed and suspicions of his fellow sailors, and by the Tahitians’ rigid adherence to their hierarchy and traditions.

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean, best known for the West End and Broadway hit One Man Two Guvnors, renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn. Richard Bean has forged a reputation as one of Britain’s leading playwrights whose work is characterised by robust humour. Pitcairn is the second of three world premieres written by him to open during 2014. He has won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play two times, and Critics Circle awards in both London and New York.

Max Stafford-Clark is a central figure in Britain’s canon of contemporary drama, having commissioned and directed plays from such writers as Caryl Churchill, Mark Ravenhill, David Hare, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Sue Townsend, Sebastian Barry and many more. He is the founder and director of acclaimed touring company Out of Joint.

Epic, inquisitive, original and authentic: for twenty years, national and international touring company Out of Joint has developed entertaining theatre that broadens horizons and investigates our times.